The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Switzerland, has removed Qatar from its list of 'risk countries', which means travellers from Qatar are no longer be required to undergo quarantine upon arrival in the European nation.
This came into effect on May 20, according to information available on the FOPH website.
Along with Qatar, the FOPH has removed Palestine, Austria (Land Oberosterreich and Land Salzburg), France (Region Bretagne and Region Nouvelle-Aquitaine), Hungary, Italy (Regione Basilicata), Poland and Serbia from the list.
The FOPH decision stipulates that all arrivals from the above-mentioned places, which are permitted entry to Switzerland, are no longer required to quarantine. However, they still need to undergo a PCR test result 72 hours before entering Switzerland, which should result negative.
Moreover, people who do not possess a negative Covid-19 test result must undergo testing in Switzerland using a PCR or a rapid antigen test, SchengenVisaInfo.com has said in a report.
In contrast, all persons arriving in Switzerland from a country on the high-risk list, including vaccinated travellers, must stay self-isolated for 10 days.
In a tweet yesterday, Qatar Airways said: "Great news! Qatar is no longer on the high-risk list for Switzerland, which means arrivals no longer need to quarantine. Qatar Airways operates daily flights from Doha to Zurich."